glucuronic acid

noun
glu·​cu·​ron·​ic acid | \ ˌglü-kyə-ˈrä-nik- How to pronounce glucuronic acid (audio) \

Definition of glucuronic acid

: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of mucopolysaccharides (such as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

First Known Use of glucuronic acid

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glucuronic acid

gluc- + -uronic

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“Glucuronic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucuronic%20acid. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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glucuronic acid

noun
gluc·​uron·​ic acid | \ ˌglü-kyə-ˌrän-ik- How to pronounce glucuronic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of glucuronic acid

: a compound C6H10O7 that occurs especially as a constituent of glycosaminoglycans (as hyaluronic acid) and combined as a glucuronide

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